Midwest Region Youth Board Spotlight

Written by the National Youth Board                                                                                                              About:  The Midwest Region Youth board was established in 2018 with the initial goal of creating, organizing, and putting on its first ever D[…]

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NYB: Gaining Opportunities through Pony Club

After living and riding in the Midwest for 22 years, teaching riding lessons at the base of a mountain was not something I experienced every day. Nevertheless, that’s where I found myself in the Summer of 2019. A Pony Club member from my home club, Sharlee Lowe, had been teaching at a Pony Club summer camp in Washington for the past few years—originally through the Visiting Instructor Program—and the club had grown so much in size that it needed another instructor. After a recommendation from Sharlee and some emails with the organizer, I was on a plane to Seattle with my helmet and paddock boots in tow.

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